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| 22 November, 2017

David Cassidy, teen heartthrob of 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67

David Cassidy poses for photographers outside the Phoenix theatre in London, October 23, 1995.  REUTERS/Andrew Shaw/File Photo

David Cassidy poses for photographers outside the Phoenix theatre in London, October 23, 1995. REUTERS/Andrew Shaw/File Photo

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Cassidy entered a hospital over the weekend for treatment of liver failure.

David Cassidy, a singer and actor whose androgynous features and jaunty voice made him a 1970s teen heartthrob on the television show "The Partridge Family," died on Tuesday at age 67, his publicist said.

Cassidy entered a hospital over the weekend for treatment of liver failure. He died in the intensive care unit of a Florida hospital, his publicist, Jo-Ann Geffen, said in a telephone interview.

In "The Partridge Family," Cassidy played a young man named Keith Partridge, whose widowed mother formed a touring pop band with her children. Cassidy's character sang lead.

The sitcom ran from 1970 to 1974 and produced a number of hit songs, including "I Think I Love You," which reached No. 1 on the Billboard chart in November 1970.

Geffen released a statement from his family that said Cassidy died surrounded by family "with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long."

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(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles and Daniel Trotta in New York; Additional reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Sandra Maler and Peter Cooney) ((jon.herskovitz@thomsonreuters.com; 1 512 285-0178; Reuters Messaging: jon.herskovitz.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))